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CNN & Sesame Street’s clumsy ‘Stand up to Racism’ show pushed adult agenda & exploited baffled kids, some hilariously off-message

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06.06.2020

‘Sesame Street’ used to be all about Bert and Ernie teaching kids the alphabet while Oscar the Grouch sang about how much he loved trash and the Cookie Monster stuffed his face with biscuits, crumbs flying everywhere.

But now it is so convinced of its role as a social educator – there is even a senior VP of social impact at the Sesame Workshop – that it airs shows such as ‘Coming Together, Standing up to Racism’. The special, which went out on CNN today, featured the show’s characters alongside the channel’s stars Van Jones and Erica Hill, pushing pet causes with as much gravity as a man dressed in an eight-foot tall yellow bird suit could muster.

“Let’s come together, all of us, no matter the color of our skin, and stand together to make this a kind and safe place to live for everyone.” @BigBIrd, @Elmo and others in the #CNNSesameStreet town hall encourage everyone to "do better." https://t.co/icV04F4FNWpic.twitter.com/YF1DLZUhQj

While masquerading as a ‘Sesame Street’ production, the characters so beloved of children were reduced to linking roles:

Abby Cadabby wants to say something. Abby?

Thank you Mr Van, my friend has a question…

So any kids with the time on their hands who tuned in to see Elmo & Co would have been left bored and disappointed as one........

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